Philadelphia’s Decriminalization of Marijuana is the Model to Follow.

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It is high time for a drug policy grounded in science, compassion, economics and health and human rights

‘Kids-for-Cash’ Documentary a Reminder of Continuing Problems in Juvenile Justice Systems

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An eye-opening and heart-wrenching portrayal of juvenile ‘justice’ through the eyes of a child.

Today it’s Pennsylvania’s Turn to see its Marriage Ban Struck Down in Court

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Pennsylvania is the last state in the northeast that had a standing ban on marriage equality.

I’m Shane. I Could Die Tonight. Come Laugh at My Nightmare.

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“Shane Burcaw … is razor smart, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud funny. I would help change his underpants anytime.” ~Rainn Wilson

Marriage Equality Just Got a Little More Complicated

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In just a few days, six new lawsuits regarding marriage equality have popped up around the country.  — Six new lawsuits, really? Really, gay and lesbian couples? Is this really the way you want to be doing things? In the span of just a few days, six new lawsuits have popped up around the country. […]

Young Man In a Post-Graduate Maelstrom

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Some resist. Twenty-two year old Jefferson Morris IV lets the swirling waters carry him where they may.

The Coming Battle Over Voter ID

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A judge in Pennsylvania has thrown out Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law setting the stage for the Supreme Court to tackle the issue.

Pennsylvania School Tries to Kick Out Two Students Because Their Family isn’t ‘Homeless Enough’

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Federal law protects homeless children from being kicked out of school.

2nd Grader in Pennsylvania Brings a New Way to Foster Friendships to the Playground

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Christian Bucks, a second-grader at Roundtown Elementary in York, Pennsylvania, decided to take action when he noticed several of his classmates didn’t appear to have anyone to play with at recess. So he decided to acquire a buddy bench for his school.

How Watching TV can be Good for a Man’s Soul

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Tsach Gilboa discovers that indulging a gloomy mood with cathartic television can have a surprisingly good outcome.

Rally Planned for Boy Brutalized by PA Cops

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Activists announce “Justice 4 Joey’ rally will take place in front of Tullytown Borough Police Department.

Young Boy Brutalized By Police Meets with Lawyer, Investigators

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A fourteen year-old teenage boy who was the victims of violent actions by Tullytown police begins his long road to find justice.

White Men Can Jump…Sometimes

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Doug Zeigler reflects on a movie on a that he loves and his experiences basketball court that gave him a small window into how racism feels.

Church Volunteers in Pennsylvania Barred From Feeding Homeless In Public Parking Lot

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A group of church volunteers who have fed homeless people for years in central Pennsylvania are being barred from handing out food in a public parking lot.

My Hometown: Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

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While it’s the first time in a hundred years that someone from my family hasn’t lived on our road, my wife and I felt it was time to explore and find a new home.

Pennsylvania Taxpayers to Pay Private Law Firm $400 an Hour to Defend Anti-Gay Law

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The 1996 state law says that marriage must be between a man and a woman, and that same-sex unions performed elsewhere cannot be recognized in Pennsylvania.